Lake Kochelsee
Lake Kochelsee

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The river Loisach flows through lake Kochelsee
The river Loisach flows through lake Kochelsee

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Our path along the river
Our path along the river

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Monastery, Mountains, Moor

Your Perfect Combination of Culture and Nature

This tour in a nutshell

Hike like a local on this circuit tour that starts at the famous Salesian Don Bosco Monastery of Benediktbeuern. This beautiful monastery with its lush gardens is nestled at the foot of the mountains. Learn about the baroque architecture of the monastery, explore its famous Baroque church and Rococo chapel and find out about the Salesians' work. The cosy tavern or beer-garden of the monastery will treat you to a traditional Bavarian white sausage breakfast (vegetarians also welcome!) before we start our three-hour hike through one of Europe's largest moors along a river to a scenic mountain lake.

This hiking day trip is perfect if you are a culture, nature and food lover. And if you like walking but prefer it flat. To top it off, you will learn about the culture of the region, its anecdotes and legends and of course the geology of the mountains along the way.

Short facts

  • Easy guided hike

  • Hiking distance: max. 10 km

  • Hiking time: 3 h

  • Elevation gain: 34 m

  • Meet-up at Munich central station: 9.45 am

  • Train ride: approx. 1h15 one way

  • Total duration: approx. 8 h (depending on walking speed / transport)

What's included

  • Your personal knowledgeable guide

  • Public transportation tickets

  • Basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What you need for your hike

  • Comfortable walking shoes with profile / grip

  • Sunglasses

  • Warm clothes (several layers) – the weather can change quickly in and near the mountains

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres)

  • ID for the train

Fitness level

Please see our "Must know" section for more info on the required fitness levels.​

Booking

Please note that the return time may vary according to the amount of time we spend hiking as well as the public transport from and to Munich. Please let us know if you have any time restrictions. 

Due to the weather conditions, we may have to opt for a different hiking destination at short notice. Kindly check your e-mail the night before your tour. If you haven't heard from us after 7 pm, the tour goes ahead as planned. Otherwise, we will send you all the details regarding the new plan. All our tours are equally beautiful, so don't worry – you will enjoy the alternative tour just as much!